Accreditation

Joint Commission releases prepublication standards for laboratories

Accreditation Insider, June 16, 2015

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The Joint Commission last week released prepublication standards that align the accreditor with CMS Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA ’88) regulations.

The revisions cover two areas in the Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Laboratory and Point-of-Care Testing: the use of a negative control for polymer-based immunohistochemistry methods and the removal of references to the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute and its documents. Effective January 1, 2016, microbiology laboratories must comply with all CLIA ‘88 QC regulations.

Read the Joint Commission post for more information.
 



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